Newcastle and Hartlepool youngster on the bench for massive England U19s win

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman  (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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NEWCASTLE United and Hartlepool United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was an unused substitute in England Under-19s 8-0 demolition of Luxembourg.

The highly-rated 17-year-old stopper was named on the bench for the European Championship qualifying match on Sunday.

Woodman was one of five changes made by boss Sean O’Driscoll to the team that started Friday’s 3-0 win over Belarus.

Against Luxembourg, Manchester City forward Brandon Barker, Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fulham’s Patrick Roberts scored a brace each, while Charlie Colkett and Middlesbrough’s Bradley Fewster also scored.

England Under-19s now have six points from their opening two qualifiers and face one last game, against Belgium, on Wednesday.

The top two nations will progress to the elite qualifying round next spring.

Woodman has already enjoyed success on the international stage, as he was part of the England Under-17s team which won the European Championship in the summer.

He joined Sky Bet League Two Hartlepool on a month’s loan from Newcastle on September 16 and missed Pools’ 2-1 win at Exeter City on Saturday due to international duty.